NEWPORT - Brenda J. Jackson, 59, went to be with the Lord, January 6, 2016, following a year-long battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. She was born August 18, 1956 in Bangor, a daughter of the Rev. Theodore and Arlene (Billington) Stinson.
Brenda graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1974. For several years she was employed as a CNA at Eastern Maine Medical Center along with her father.
Brenda truly enjoyed being with family and friends at all get togethers. She enjoyed camping and loved playing Bingo. Her sister and best friend Barbara were known as the Bingo Queens and they were inseparable. Barbara spent many nights staying with Brenda at the hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Richard "Dickie" Jackson; a daughter, Carmen Jackson and special friend Dave; a son, Richard "Ricky" and wife Thea Jackson; 3 grandchildren, Mya, Cooper and Abigayle; 2 sisters, Barbara Fish, Flossy and husband Danny Berry; 4 brothers and their wives, Robert and Julie Stinson, Gene and Sharon Stinson, the Rev. James and Tina Stinson, Leonard and Sheryl Stinson; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother in law, John Fish. She will be sadly missed by all, but especially by her husband of 40 years and her loving poodle Muffie.
Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Care of Maine, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com